In Billing
Nov 6th, 2018
2019 HCPCS Level II changes are comprehensive this year, and the code set includes several new modifiers as well as codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released them November 6. HCPCS General Talley The 374 changes are broken down this way: 228  new codes and modifiers 49 discontinued codes and modifiers 95 changed ...
In CMS
Nov 5th, 2018
Utilization, new codes, device pass-through, and 340B payment policies top the changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule for 2019. Cutting OPPS Costs CMS said in a fact sheet with the long-winded title of “CMS finalizes Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical ...
The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting is effective Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. That means the updated guidelines for fiscal year 2019 have been in effect for a month, already, by the time this issue makes it to your mailbox (or inbox). Changes include a new coding guideline in the Coding Guidelines section; ...
Oct 1st, 2018
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Updating CPT® every year is a job for the CPT Editorial Panel, many stakeholders, and you. CPT® is the most widely accepted procedural coding medical nomenclature used across the country. For more than 50 years, physicians and other healthcare professionals have relied on the CPT® code set to communicate with colleagues, patients, hospitals, and insurers ...
In Audit
Jul 10th, 2018
Credentials open many doors to career opportunities. Which one will you enter? AAPC provides training and examination for every certification you could ever need to work in the business of healthcare. If you are new to the business of healthcare, you may not know which certification will help you to achieve your dream job. You ...